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The Rising Need for Content Curation Skills and Capabilities

The Rising Need for Content Curation Skills and Capabilities | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Picking up on the theme from last week’s post, Tech Reporters Losing Control of the Story to Social Media, here was an interesting tweet that could a lot of play at SXSW.

@robinsloan The way to cover big news in 2011 is not "here's what happened." It's "here's how to follow the story" http://t.co/sMqGOuh

It was reported and commented in Economist article, Meet the Curators. The article notes that that "aggregation" or "curation" of other people's coverage is becoming recognized more and more as one of the indispensable elements of journalism. They add that, “Being able to scan a vast range of material, determine what's reliable, relevant and sufficiently objective, decide what will actually interest your particular readers and arrange it in a way that they can use are not trivial skills.”
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Social Media Influence Measurement Tools: Klout vs PeerIndex

Social Media Influence Measurement Tools: Klout vs PeerIndex | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
For the purposes of this test, I took the 50 accounts from the InfluencersinTravel.com list of independent travel influencers.
I then created a spreadsheet in Excel and imported the following data for all 50 people on the list:
- Klout Score
- PeerIndex Score
- Number of Tweets
- Number of Followers
- Number of people following
- Ratio of followers to following
- Number of Twitter lists

I then plotted the data for Klout and PeerIndex scores vs the various metrics and put a trendline on the data with a corresponding R^2 value. A value of 1.00 would be a perfect correlation...
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The Scoop.it API : The Steam Engine of Curation! Scoop.it

The Scoop.it API : The Steam Engine of Curation! Scoop.it | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Last week, we made the Scoop.it API public.
The API delivers an important part of our vision for Scoop.it.

Fundamentally, on top of being a great Web site which you guys visit with an amazing loyalty that’s a great reward for the hard work we put into it, Scoop.it is about 2 essential transactions:
- The Scoop.it transaction which happens when you click on “Scoop.it!”. It associates a piece of web content with a curator on a topic together with a bunch of essential meta data, first and foremost the editing done by the curator.
- The follow transaction which happens when a user follows a topic. An action which progressively builds the interest graph of our users for the benefit of delivering them an essential filter : hand-picked quality content on their interests and on their interests only...
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How to pop your Internet 'filter bubble' | Eli Pariser

How to pop your Internet 'filter bubble' | Eli Pariser | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Think you're on the Internet right now? Well, you're not. You're on your Internet. The exact version of the online world that you see is available only to you.

In the past two years, the biggest gatekeeper websites have gotten very good at figuring out what you want and giving it to you. What's wrong with that?

There are downsides, according to a new book called The Filter Bubble written by Eli Pariser: What the Internet Is Hiding From You.

In this column, I'm going to tell you how personalization works, why you may not want it, and also how to pop the bubble and opt out of a system that censors your Internet based on stereotyping.....
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3 Reasons Curation is Here to Stay | ReadWriteWeb

3 Reasons Curation is Here to Stay | ReadWriteWeb | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Perhaps you won't believe me since it's my job to spread the gospel of curation as the Chief Evangelist of Pearltrees, but I think curation is here to stay. These are the reasons why I believe this is the case.

This year there has been a tremendous amount of buzz in Silicon Valley about curation. Magnify.net CEO Steven Rosenbaum recently published a book, Curation Nation that has sparked a tremendous amount of conversation on the topic. Likewise a post by Brian Solis has been retweeted thousands of times....
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Curation | 15 Tips for Accomplishing More in Less Time | GigaOM

Curation | 15 Tips for Accomplishing More in Less Time | GigaOM | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
I'm a huge fan of anything that can make me more productive, so I'm always looking for ways to accomplish more while not killing myself doing it. It's easier to excel if you can do more than your peers while still having time to recharge.
Here are my tips for getting more done in less time...
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Twelevision creates ‘shared TV-watching experiences’ for Australian users | TNW

Twelevision creates ‘shared TV-watching experiences’ for Australian users | TNW | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Twelevision is a new iPad and iPhone app that curates and facilitates participation in Twitter discussions around Australian television as shows air.

As Twelevision describes itself, “Twelevision helps you choose which channel and program to watch based on the Twitter conversations happening around it.”

Within Twelevision, you select the TV show you’re currently watching so that you can view tweets about the show in real-time. Twelevision facilitates participation in the conversation by pre-populating your tweets with hashtags.....
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Got content? Curate it with these top 20 websites

Got content? Curate it with these top 20 websites | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
All of this talk of curation inspired this Slideshare presentation on the top 20 websites for curation.
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Twitter Content Curation Tips

Twitter Content Curation Tips | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Discover how savvy Twitter marketers use content curation for branding, more traffic to their sites/blogs and better overall Twitter influence.
In a nutshell, content curation means filtering content and digging for the best possible information on a certain topic. With the online information overload, content curation is no longer a luxury; it’s a must!
If you, as a savvy Twitter marketer, managed to constantly provide curated content in your tweets, your tweeple will be grateful that you saved them burden of doing it on their own. As a result, your Twitter influence will skyrocket in no time.
Here are 7 more reasons why Twitter marketers should master content curation.......
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News Curation: Scoop.it integrated to Seesmic world-class social media client

News Curation: Scoop.it integrated to Seesmic world-class social media client | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Now, the power of Scoop.it is effortlessly tied into Seesmic Desktop with the new Scoop.it plugin.
Scoop any content from any of your feeds, check out your suggestions directly from the client or browse your followed topics alongside your tweets! All in one place!
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Boiko: Today Information Management is in the Conversation Age #jboye11

Boiko: Today Information Management is in the Conversation Age #jboye11 | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Amidst the near deafening roar of chirping and tweeting, to say that we're living in the age of the conversation might seem obvious. However, when information scientists, like Bob Boiko take the line, it's generally worth a listen.

Here at the J. Boye '11 conference in Philadelphia Boiko started the day with a talk entitled Social Media and Information Strategy. The lens he's looking through is comprised of the fundamental elements of human conversation and how these are playing an increasingly important role in extracting value from enterprise information.

"Information Has Value. Conversations Are Information."
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New Release | Scoop.it: be heard everywhere! Scoop.it

New Release | Scoop.it: be heard everywhere! Scoop.it | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Today is a great day for us: during the last weeks, the entire team worked hard to release this new version of Scoop.it we just launched today!

In just a few months, Scoop.it has known great success as a stand-alone platform by making curation a simple and new form of expression on the Web. So much so that the feedback we had from some of our most advanced users was that Scoop.it became a very central part of their social media experience.

New features:
New sharing options: Tumblr, WordPress, your LinkedIn Profile or your Facebook pages. - Widgets: embed your topic on your blog or website to let your readers know the last posts of your topic. - Seesmic integration - API
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IBM credits Intranet success to content curation | Video

IBM credits Intranet success to content curation | Video | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
IBM's Ben Edwards discusses how corporate communicator's new role—as content curators—is key to maintaining the company's intranet.
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Drudge Report Sends More Traffic Than Facebook or Twitter to Some News Sites | WebProNews

Drudge Report Sends More Traffic Than Facebook or Twitter to Some News Sites | WebProNews | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Clearly, there's a great deal to be said for news curation.

The Drudge Report’s influence cuts across both traditional organizations such as ABC News to more tabloid style outlets such as the New York Post,” the organization says. “What’s more, Drudge Report drove more links than Facebook or Twitter on all the sites to which it drove traffic.”....
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How Customer-Centric Is the Evolving Content Curation Ecosystem?

How Customer-Centric Is the Evolving Content Curation Ecosystem? | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
By Patricia Seybold

Why do we need content curation? To help us find and highlight the gems of useful information among the clutter. Content curation aggregates, filters, organizes, and highlights information for a specific audience.

There’s a growing ecosystem of professional content curators (a hot career opportunity!), suppliers of technology to automate content curation, and marketers and social media practitioners who are using content curation to attract prospects, to nurture leads, and to keep customers engaged with their brands.

We’ve been covering content curation as a hot new discipline....
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Curation, Serendipity and Rastabilly Skank | The Envisioners

Curation, Serendipity and Rastabilly Skank | The Envisioners | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Although typically talked about in the context of museums and artefacts, increasingly curation is becoming adopted in a digital society as the concept of having others select a collection of content for you.

It’s an incredibly powerful concept and as we move forward with search it becomes one of extreme importance as we seek to get the right combination of both relevancy _and_ trust in our results.

Curation of content is nothing new, and I’d forgotten how pervasive it was in how we consume content....
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For News Sites, Google Is the Past and Facebook Is the Future

For News Sites, Google Is the Past and Facebook Is the Future | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Google is still a more important source of traffic for major news websites than social media, a new study shows -- but Facebook is climbing in importance, and has already become a significant driver of pageviews for some sites.
Among its other findings, the study also reinforces how much work even the leading news websites still have to do when it comes to building engagement with their readers and convincing them to stick around once they arrive at their news pages....
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News Brands Confront the Rise of Mobile Curation Apps by Steve Rubel | AdvertisingAge

News Brands Confront the Rise of Mobile Curation Apps by Steve Rubel | AdvertisingAge | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
On the internet your competition is always a click away. This has long been a reality in the news business. But now it's worse.

Suddenly media brands are facing increased competition from an array of upstart curators that are growing in popularity. These services, which include Flipboard, Feedly, Zite, Pulse and News360 (a Russian app that's my personal favorite), curate and organize news from hundreds of sources often by topic into rich displays that are available on virtually every mobile platform. Some of these tap into your social network to make the experience even more personal. All make it easy to share.

These automated-curation tools aren't just for news in text format, either. There's also a group of services like Squirrel, TuneIn and ShowYou that are helping us find relevant audio and video content too.....
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Joseph Robert Lewis: With Digital Publishing, There’s Room for Everyone | TNW Media

Joseph Robert Lewis: With Digital Publishing, There’s Room for Everyone | TNW Media | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Joseph Robert Lewis is a writer. He's not your local Starbucks writer in hipster clothes, staring lovingly at his Macbook Pro and failing to break 100 words a day. He's a professional.

Under the rule of the traditional publishing companies, now slowly losing their grip on long-form content, Lewis hadn’t had any success cracking the market.

With independent digital publishing, Lewis makes the decisions around his book’s content and the way in which it is sold and marketed. It’s a model that makes sense: the work is the product of his business........
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Zenergo Launches Social Network For Real World Activities | Organizing Offline

Zenergo Launches Social Network For Real World Activities | Organizing Offline | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
More and more companies are becoming interested in leveraging online activity and interaction to create meaningful connections, relationships, and services offline.

It’s for these reasons that Zenergo, an activity-based social network that launches today, still believes there’s room to succeed. Founder and CEO Patrick Ferrell co-founded SocialNet.com.

Ferrell told TechCrunch that he continues to come back to the idea that people naturally gravitate toward — and get more value out of — social circles that involve those who share similar activities and interests, and that, at the same time, people are spending more time in their virtual worlds but wish they could take that value into the real world. And that the perfect solution hasn’t yet been found.

So, for the last 2 years, Ferrell and his team have been building an activities-focused social platform that enables people to engage more deeply with their real world hobbies and friends....
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The Importance of Curation in a Successful Mobile UX

The Importance of Curation in a Successful Mobile UX | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Why then, is information retrieval time on task for mobile web content still lagging steadily behind the PC? The simple answer: we’re enamored with the power.
The easy access to deep content anywhere, anytime is making us drunk on information and makes it take far too long to access our end goals. A carefully crafted content strategy that includes curation as a core concept, is crucial in help the user find the right information.
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HiveFire’s Curata Platform for B2B Content Curation | Patricia Seybold Group

HiveFire’s Curata Platform for B2B Content Curation | Patricia Seybold Group | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Review of Hivefire’s Curata, content curation SaaS platform for B2B marketers against Patricia Seybold Group’s evaluation framework for content curation platforms.

HiveFire is on a mission to convert marketers skeptical about the value of content curation. Its platform, called Curata, supports that mission. In many ways, the Curata content curation platform sets the standard for ease of use, functionality, and self sufficiency in this emerging marketplace. Curata has strong technical underpinnings, strategic integration with related capabilities, and turnkey implementation. Moreover, it produces results for marketers.
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On curation | 3 digital content leaders answered

On curation | 3 digital content leaders answered | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
A discussion on curation. What is it, and why is it important?

Why has it become so interesting, so quickly, and what can be done to ensure that with curation comes quality? We asked three digital content leaders for their thoughts.
- Philip John
- Steve Rosenbaum
- Patrick Smith
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Listgeeks | Like Lists? Geek Out With This New App

Listgeeks | Like Lists? Geek Out With This New App | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Quick, name the top bands of the 80s. Chances are your list will differ greatly from mine. Obviously, I think my list is better than yours and you think your list is better than mine, but there’s something exciting and emotional in the debate between the two.

Now, substitute 80s bands for a subject matter that you’re passionate about and you’ll begin to understand the idea behind Listgeeks, a new social network for people who like to create, share and compare lists of things.
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Can Publishers Create a Business Class For News?

Can Publishers Create a Business Class For News? | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
What if media companies could come up with something similar to what business class achieves for airline passengers -- would people pay for that? A news design agency thinks they would...
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